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Seminar gives strategies for better learning styles

By Rosanna Fernandez/reporter

When students know their natural learning styles, they can adapt more effective studying strategies, an academic advisor said during a Sept. 10 workshop on South Campus.

“If you’re a visual learner like me, you may look upwards to visualize what you need to know,” Kamille Coleman said.

In describing “visual” learners, Coleman said they tend to notice details, like to read and are quiet by nature. When it comes to study habits, she said visual learners should use flash cards, sit close to their teachers to see their facial expressions and gestures and keep a notepad nearby.

In contrast to visual learners, Coleman said “auditory” learners like to talk and often hum or sing while studying. To enhance their study skills, she suggested auditory learners recite math problems out loud or use a tape recorder to replay information presented in class.

“Kinesthetic” learners are a third style. When studying, Coleman said these learners often tap their feet or pencil. Since kinesthetic learners are distracted easily, Coleman suggested they keep their desks clear, sit close to their teachers or quiet students, get plenty of sleep, snack on fruit or other nutritional food and draw what they are learning.

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